To paraphrase Michael Crichton, Consensus is politics, not science. With that in mind I would add... religion is closer to politics than science
A Christian Church is supposed to represent the values of Christ.
They have it exactly opposite. The world should reflect the values of the church.
It does not need to reflect the values of society. If it finds that it does not reflect the values of society, then it need to evangelize society, not cave in.
Can any Anglicans here help me understand to what extent the Church of England is accountable to Parliament and/or the monarchy? I have a difficult time understanding this because Christianity is countercultural by nature, isn't it? Are there penalties government can apply toward the church if government decides the church no longer reflects societal norms? If so, to whom in the church would such penalty be directed?
Please understand that I'm genuinely curious and not interested in starting a discussion critical of or disrespectful toward Anglicans. I simply don't understand to what extent church has to answer to government. This must be a heart wrenching time for some Anglicans!
What ever happend to “Reflectin g the Values of God?”
Isn’t that what churches are supposed to do?
“As a consequence of the decision by the General Synod, the Church of England no longer looks like a national Church; it simply looks like a sect, like any other sect. If it wishes to be a national Church that reflects the nation, it has to reflect the values of the nation.”
There’s something to be said about separation of church and state which means no state church not “protecting” the government from Christianity as the psycholib secularists keep trying to enforce on the rest of us.
Yeah, to “hell” with the alleged Word of God.
But I suppose that’s pretty much where western civilization is headed, continually defining deviancy downward and continually defining tradition as perverse, oppressive, unjust.
The C of E [Church of England] Must ‘Reflect the Values of the Nation’
Sorry that is not how it works. The Church of England must reflect the values of the Church of England, which hopefully are the ones instructed by God.